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AIADMK to win in Erode East bypoll: EPS

AIADMK to win in Erode East bypoll: EPS

Former CM and ADMK interim general secretary Edapadi  K Palanisamy appealed to the voters to warn DMK in the Erode East bypoll for giving many false promises to come to power and elect ADMK candidate KS Thennarasu. 

Introducing the candidate at a public meeting near Erode on Thursday, he said that in the Yercaud bypoll, Amma got victory and it reflected in the 2014 LS poll. Similarly, the victory of Thennarasu would reflect in the LS poll next year. The powerloom sector in Erode cherished, following MGR introduced Pongal free cloth scheme. But the sector is in deep crisis due to steep hike in power tariff upto 52 percent and delay in giving orders to produce free cloth, affecting poor much and forcing loom owners to sell looms as scraps. 
On the other property and water taxes were hiked steeply as against the poll promises of not hiking it.  An ordinary family needs Rs 7500 for its food needs per month now while Rs 5000 was enough during his rule. 

That much the prices of all commodities rose.  During ADMK rule the state's debt was upto Rs 4.80 lakh crore. But in 20 month DMK rule, the debt rose by Rs 1.62 lakh crore. Old age pension was stopped for 7.5 lakh people. ADMK rule offered laptops to 55 lakh students, scooties to 2.75 lakh women, marriage aid with 1 sovereign gold coin to 1 lakh poor every year. But all such welfare schemes were stopped. The DMK gave 520 poll promises. But, many including Rs 1000 per month to women, gas, petrol, diesel subsidy etc,  were not fulfilled. 


CM and his son said the first signature of CM would be to wipe out NEET.  But till date they didn't reveal the secret to wipe out it.  ADMK rule gave 7.5 percent quota for government school students in medical colleges. Now, 564 join MBBS every year while government bears entire cost of their studies. While walking the CM discussed with Health Minister about the success of the film of his son instead of discussing people's woes. In fact, Udayanidhi's film firm bought all films at low cost and earn huge profit. 

Due to such business, nearly 150 low budget films were not yet screened.  Now the film field is also under the control of that family.  The CM is always thinking about his family. The present poll verdict should end the family rule.  The CM is inefficient to tackle people's problems. He appreciates ministers who give more money to him.  Collection,  corruption and commission are the base of his rule. The DMK is panic now due to the people's support to ADMK. So, it lodged many people in godowns like cattle to prevent them to attend today's meeting. It deployed several ministers for election work and they were giving thousands of money to voters.

 Athikadavu Avinasi project 

Neither the EC nor police take any action. The SP is acting like DMK district secretary, he charged. In the 21 month rule, CM didn't do anything for people. His only achievement was building a memorial for his father and a library after him at Madurai. Now, he planned to spend Rs 81 cr people's money to erect a Pen Memorial in the sea. Let him spend Rs 2 cr for it, erect it in the memorial, and spend the rest for people. In his rule  Rs 484 cr Uratchikottai drinking water project was enforced for Erode. But, DMK rule failed to give water to many till date.  90 percent of Rs 1652 cr Athikadavu Avinasi project was completed in his rule. 

But till date the project was not completed. In his rule, Rs 81 cr super speciality hospital in GH Rs 54 cr bridge near GH, Erode Ring Road, Rs70 cr collectorate building, Rs 42 cr bus stand, Rs 30 cr Nethaji markert, Rs 150 cr Perumpallam modernization, VOC Park renovation work etc were carried out.  During corona period, groceries were given free of cost to all.